As experienced home renovation contractors in Sacramento, we have a dedicated team for dry rot repair. We are committed to restoring your home's structural integrity and beauty, so you can rest easy knowing your home repair is done properly. Things that are common to have dry rot damage include; wood siding (T1-11), trims around doors and windows, decks and balconies, framing especially beneath cracked stucco, fascia boards, rafters, and other wood framing inside walls or floors of a home. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, ensuring that you receive high-quality and reliable dry rot repair services.
Contact us today to learn more about our dry rot repair services. We are here to help you understand the problem, address any siding damage or dry rot issues, and provide you with an estimate of the dry rot repair cost.
Professional Dry Rot Repair Contractors in Good Life Construction
Good Life Construction is a well-known contractor that started their business specifically for dry rot repair. Our goal is to provide the best quality construction services that Sacramento has to offer.
If you're looking for “how to repair dry rot?”, you are in the right place. At Good Life we first perform a thorough inspection of the affected area and make sure we find the source. Then we will remove and replace the rotted wood. We finish every wood rot repair service with steps to prevent future dry rot, by making sure the source is sealed and waterproofed properly.
We use the latest techniques and highest quality materials to build back your home damages. Using our own crews we have the ability to control the situation and allow work production with minimal to no disruption to your daily lives. That means you can continue to live your day as if we are not there and we’ll make sure to make it as if the dry rot damage was never there.
If you are looking for other services, you will be happy to know that at Good Life Construction we offer many different construction services, from siding, painting, remodels, deck construction, water damage restoration, and so much more. Call Good Life Construction to see if we can solve your home renovation needs. We are the one stop General Contractor in Sacramento.
How to Repair Dry Rot
Dry rot damage can be expensive, but that doesn't mean it has to be. In some cases, wood rot can be repaired with minimal labor and material. It all depends on how long the fungus has been left untreated. Usually all it takes is to perform sectional repairs and bracing where we cut out the damaged sections of the wood and replace it or re-support it with new material. In more severe cases, the rot fungus has grown into the framing or structure of the home and caused large scale wood rot damage. That puts the integrity of the structure at risk of falling apart due to becoming brittle from the fungus. It's always important to seek out professional contractors or dry rot specialists to perform repairs.
DRY ROT REPAIR PROCESS
Here are some of the steps we take when we approach dry rot in your home.
Identify the extent of the damage and locate the source or cause of the rotted wood. Look for the signs of wood decay; crumbling, weak, warped wood.
Remove all wood members that have signs of rot, and surrounding material to prevent further growth.
Treating the surrounding wood is an important step when repairing rot to prevent future rot damage.
Replace and reinforce; replace all material that has been removed and reinforce it with waterproofing materials so that the same issue won’t show up again.
Monitor and maintain, an important step that most homeowners don’t take seriously.. Make sure to maintain the repaired structure to ensure longevity of the repairs. Look out for water intrusions.
Dry rot is a type of fungus that causes wood decay, it basically feeds on wood and causes it to go brittle and fall apart. The fungus thrives in a moisture rich environment, so where there are water leaks and little to no ventilation, there usually is fungus growth.
- Discolored wood, usually darker than the surrounding area
- Cracked or crumbling wood
- Distorted or warped siding or wood; common on T1-11 siding.
- Visible fungus growth, similar to fungus seen on food or other raw materials
- Musty smells or odors coming from wood structures.
If you have identified one or more of these signs on the exterior or interior of your home, it may be time to call in the professionals to begin repairs. Remember, rot is like a cancer on your home, the longer you wait the harder it is to repair.
HOW TO PREVENT DRY ROT
While it is not possible to guarantee 100% prevention of rot in certain structures, there are measures that can be taken to minimize the risk and swiftly address the issue to prevent extensive damage.
One effective method to combat dry rot is the use of a fungicide containing borate. This solution is particularly effective when applied during the early stages of dry rot. However, in more advanced cases, it becomes necessary to replace the affected wood with treated timber to effectively address the problem.
Dry rot is caused by several factors such as moisture, lack of ventilation, and high relative humidity.
Ensure proper ventilation throughout your home to minimize excess moisture.
Keep your home well-insulated and repair any leaks or water damage promptly.
Regularly inspect and maintain the exterior of your home, including the roof, gutters, and siding, to prevent water intrusion.
Finally, apply a protective coating, such as paint or sealant, to exposed wood surfaces to create a barrier against moisture. A common product is a fungicide called borate which kills and prevents fungal growth, specifically dry rot.
The key to dry rot prevention and maintenance is to see the signs and address damages early. That is the only way to prevent expensive repairs and structural issues of the home.
THE COST OF DRY ROT TREATMENT
Dry rot repair costs are going to vary a lot depending on the surface area treated. If you have only one very small area affected that is easy to access, it might only be $100 - $300. Bigger areas cost anywhere from $1000 - 10,000 and beyond. You’re going to need an inspection to really know the scope of the issue.
With Good Life Construction, this doesn't have to be something that you pay upfront. We encourage anyone who needs dry rot repair to look into our available financing options.
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